Category Archive: My Thoughts

Sharing of my thoughts or ideas

Jul 14 2013

Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster (1912)

No, this is not about Daddy-longlegs (Opiliones) or Daddy-longlegs spiders (Pholcidae), but “Daddy Long Legs” is a charming love story published by Jean Webster in 1912! The following contains spoilers, so if you haven’t read the book yet, please feel free to skip this. It’s well known that the author of Candy Candy, Kyoko Mizuki, had been inspired …

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Jul 05 2013

The same anguish

When I first read the manga, I thought fox hunting must be a social event organized by the Ardlay’s family which happened regularly (say yearly) because even the young characters (Archie, Stear, and Anthony) appeared quite familiar about what to expect. After all, fox hunting was a sport that originated in the United Kingdom in the …

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Jul 02 2013

Marvelous feeling of security

In Candy Candy Final Story (CCFS), Candy recalled the time when Albert had been amnesiac. She had been fired by the hospital because they had been living together. She didn’t regret that at all, and she said (from spoilers), “Albert … I didn’t even know his full name at that time. Albert was just Albert. …

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Jun 30 2013

Sharing half of a sandwich

In the manga, the scene where Albert bought only one sandwich and offered to share half of it with Candy is one of the most touching scenes to me. This scene is also in the anime adaptation and Candy Candy Final Story (CCFS). I have mentioned in my previous post that when Albert recovered his memory …

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Jun 27 2013

“If you love somebody, let them go…”

“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.” ― Kahlil Gibran For those of you who have read my short story, “It must have been love”, you might have remembered this was my theme. In the last two volumes of the manga, …

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Jun 14 2013

All I Ask Of You

I have always liked the song “All I Ask Of You” from Phantom Of The Opera. The lyrics are very beautiful and romantic, and every time I listen to the song, I just melt. That was why I paraphrased the words for my fan fiction “The Diary”, when Albert declared his love to Candy. (Raoul) No …

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Jun 10 2013

Rockstown Incident (Part 4)

While some readers can’t accept what Candy did in Rockstown, thinking that she had given Terry the cold shoulder, Terry thought it must have been his illusion, even though when he had been up on the stage, so drunken that he could barely stand, he had recognized her among the audience, weeping silent tears of …

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Jun 05 2013

Rockstown Incident (Part 3)

The trip to Rockstown was a significant turning point in Candy’s life. She went to that remote town because that was the only hint from Albert. Not only she put on his present, she also brought his portrait with her. It looks like she had come to the town with high hopes. However, to her …

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Jun 01 2013

Rockstown Incident (Part 2)

Those who are familiar with the story of “Candy Candy” know who Albert really was, but for the readers who read the manga for the first time, they might wonder where Albert had gone and what he had been doing after he had disappeared from Candy’s life. At least I did. Besides, I didn’t quite …

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May 28 2013

Rockstown Incident (Part 1)

This incident is only in the manga, not in the anime version, which is very unfortunate. Why? Because it is a significant turning point in the story. Not only it involved three main characters, Candy, Albert, and Terry, but all of them had been affected afterwards. We readers had been seeing how much Candy yearned …

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